Bosnians to bury only 175 of nearly 700 newly identified Srebrenica massacre victims

The families of more than 500 victims of the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia have refused to bury them in a mass funeral on the anniversary of the killings because only one or two of their bones have been found.

Kathryne Bomberger, head of the DNA identification project, said Thursday nearly 700 new victims have been identified in the past year, but only 175 of them will be buried on Friday,

More than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed when Serb forces overran the town of Srebrenica on July 11, 1995, and their remains are being gradually found in mass graves and buried every July 11.

But the perpetrators of Europe's worst massacre since World War II mixed up the bones when they reburied the victims, to hide the crimes.